- Those behind the attack on Ortom must be arrested according to northern governors
- According to them, the attempt was to cause mayhem in the country
- Going further, the governors called on all security operatives to conduct thorough investigation
The attack on Governor Ortom has been condemned by Northern Governors Forum. They described the attack as disturbing.
Speaking on the attack, chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, said the incident must be investigated thoroughly.
Lalong said in a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham in Jos. He said the attack is another attempt by criminals to cause mayhem in Benue and in the nation as a whole, Punch Newspaper reports.
Going further, he urged all relevant security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation to fish out those behind the attack and their sponsors
Ortom of Benue state on Sunday, March 21, visited the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) Signs and Wonders Mega Parish in Makurdi to thank God for sparing his life.
This is coming a day after Ortom's convoy was attacked by some armed criminals close to his farmland along the Makurdi-Gboko highway.
There was a heavy exchange of gunfire between the attackers and the governor’s security officials.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ortom recounted the near-death attack from gunmen along the Makurdi/Gboko road in the Makurdi local government area of the state.
Ortom said the assailants who attacked the convoy close to his farmland were about 15 in number with the chief aim to kill him.
The governor went on to note that things could have been worse if not for the swift intervention of his security detail.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist